DEVELOPING: UH’s hosting of GOP debate up in the air
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The University has released a statement about the debate.
“We’re actively monitoring the situation between the RNC and NBC News and Telemundo regarding the Feb. 26 Republican presidential candidates’ debate,” said Vice Chancellor and Vice President of University Marketing, Communication and Media Relations Richie C. Hunter. “The University of Houston is proud to be selected to host this important national conversation, and looks forward to the spotlight the debate will bring to our community and the important issues at hand.”
1:02 p.m.: The Republican National Committee has suspended ties with NBC for a Feb. 26 debate hosted at UH, according to multiple sources.
The possible split comes after a much-criticized debate that was hosted by CNBC, an NBC network, on Wednesday.
It is unknown how, or if, UH will be affected.
Updates will be posted as the story develops.